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Alan Cumming and George Takei Take A Leap of Faith with 'White Rabbit Red Rabbit'

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 06.10.2016 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

Ever had a dream where you show up to a test and you haven't studied? Or you're about to give a speech but have no idea what you're going to say? Divi...

The Iceman Cometh: Theatre Review

Isa Freeling | Posted 04.19.2015 | Arts
Isa Freeling

The house was packed, and after the performance concluded everyone stood on their feet to applaud passionately; the cast deserved no less than claps of thunder, the electricity permeated the room.

First Nighter: Nathan Lane, Brian Dennehy in O'Neill's 'Iceman Cometh'

David Finkle | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Can a great play also be not entirely good? I ask this because the question kept wandering around my head as I watched and listened to--and watched and listened to and watched and listened to--Robert Falls's 2012 production of Eugene O'Neill's (classic?) The Iceman Cometh for Chicago's Goodman Theatre. It's finally reached the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

First Nighter: John Waters' John Lennon, Carol Burnett's Letter Writer

David Finkle | Posted 12.17.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Waters conceived and wrote Lennon Through a Glass Onion, throughout which, with Stewart D'Arrietta singing and playing at the piano in a fedora, he offers a 90-minute tribute to the late Lennon at the Union Square Theatre.

The Weird But Wonderful Love Affair Between Love Letters and Broadway

Myra Chanin | Posted 12.15.2014 | Weird News
Myra Chanin

The very prolific Gurney is a cross between Anton Chekhov and Alan Ayckbourn. Like Chekhov, Gurney has a feel for both farce and tragedy and writes about characters trapped in what they don't realize is an expiring culture.

Brian Dennehy Speaks Intimately About Two Women, Two Loves

Steve Schonberg | Posted 12.06.2014 | Arts
Steve Schonberg

Unlike a musical that fills a room though with sound, Dennehy measures a successful performance of Love Letters by its silence. "You're always better to judge an audience by their sounds" he explains.

First Nighter: A. R. Gurney's "Love Letters," Walter Anderson's "Almost Home"

David Finkle | Posted 11.18.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Is Love Letters A. R Gurney's most lucrative play? No one seems to be quite sure, but it has to be up there among the prolific playwright's biggest m...

Return of Gurney's Love Letters

Steven Suskin | Posted 11.18.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

This playgoer's memory of A. R. Gurney's Love Letters -- the 1988 two-character play consisting of letters between an upper crust boy-turned-man and girl-turned-woman, performed without memorization or blocking by a middle-aged pair of star actors -- is of an amusingly entertaining but slight affair.

Willy Loman: Vampire Hunter, or The Delusional Gravitas of the Everyman Antihero

Timothy Braun | Posted 10.01.2014 | Arts
Timothy Braun

It has been more than half a century since Death of a Salesman, and I wonder if it was written today what Willy would be like? How would he respond to Muslims, homosexuals, or President Obama?

Ron Howard's Rush Lives Up to Its Title

John Farr | Posted 11.17.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

The much anticipated Rush, Ron Howard's first film since the embarrassing comedy The Dilemma (2011), shows a return to decent form, and again demonstrates why the former child actor remains one of Hollywood's most bankable directors.

Goodman's Robert Falls Talks Shakespeare, Brian Dennehy ... and Ron Jeremy on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.12.2013 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Robert Falls, the Artistic Director for the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, stopped by The Interview Show to talk with me about his new production of Measure for Measure, why Shakespeare is usually boring, how to direct Brian Dennehy, and lots more.

FIRST LOOK: Christina Ricci, Amanda Peet & More On 'The Good Wife'

Posted 10.11.2012 | TV

"The Good Wife" has become the go-to place for stars who want to stretch their acting muscles. The trend continues later in Season 4 when Christina Ri...

'The Good Wife' Adds Brian Dennehy

Posted 09.06.2012 | TV

"The Good Wife" guest cast keeps on growing for Season 4. Returning guest player Denis O'Hare took to Twitter to share the latest casting scoop: Brian...

Brian Dennehy Talks The Iceman Cometh Over Manischewitz and Vodka

Mark Bazer | Posted 06.30.2012 | Entertainment
Mark Bazer

Brian Dennehy talked the meaning of art, explained his passion for Eugene O'Neil and told me my wife was more intelligent than me. It was perhaps the most fun I've had hosting The Interview Show, a monthly talk show we put on in Chicago and Brooklyn.

Surprising Celebrity Extracurriculars (SLIDESHOW)

Posted 07.10.2011 | College

Thinking about what activities you can do in college to enhance your career? Or maximize fun and meet new friends? Take a look at what celebrities d...

HuffPost Review: Meet Monica Velour

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.11.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Cross Napoleon Dynamite with The Red Shoe Diaries and you might get something like Meet Monica Velour, a comedy that's neither as edgy nor as funny as it seems to think it is.

HuffPost Review: Every Day

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Every Day swims in mock profundity and has the feel of a movie made specifically for a forgiving festival audience. Its good intentions are largely wasted.

Blackberries Off: Ten Essential Movies For Easily Distracted Twenty-Somethings

John Farr | Posted 06.12.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

What if we only had a month in which to force our young adult offspring to see ten essential movies before they succumbed entirely to short-form digital content? My own personal picks.

Movie Review: The Next Three Days

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Paul Haggis is fascinated with choices and dilemmas. He builds movies out of the idea that none of us know how we'll react when put in a stressful, da...

The Goodman's "Desire Under the Elms" Reaps a Theatric Whirlwind

Alice Singleton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Alice Singleton

It's allegory for the modern reality-show line-up: classic Jerry Springer and Maury Povich on perpetual familial loop.